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Arctic Cold in Midwest Surges into Northeast

The frigid air will follow a blizzard and could deliver the coldest weather in years
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2014
Winter Weather NY
(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

As bitterly cold air continues its grip on the Upper Midwest, another surge of frigid air will pay a visit to parts of the Northeast following a blizzard and could deliver the coldest weather in several years.

In the Midwest, the bitterly cold air continues to bring frostbite dangers to those not properly dressed and life-threatening conditions for the homeless or those suffering without heat.

The same brutally cold conditions will reach into much of the Northeast later this week, into an area that has had only moderate cold thus far.

The persistent cold can drain car batteries and damage poorly maintained vehicles. Tire pressure can drop significantly in cold weather of this magnitude. Many ice-melting compounds are much less effective at the temperatures expected. Pipes exposed to cold drafts from the outside can freeze. Do not allow kids and animals to remain outdoors for long periods of time, do to the risk of frostbite.

Areas from the Dakotas to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan will remain in the deep freeze through the first couple of days of 2014.

International Falls, Minn., rang in the New Year at -27 degrees Fahrenheit and dropped to -42 degrees early Thursday morning.

Like International Falls, areas along the Canada border will remain below zero through Thursday. Nighttime lows in the region will plunge to 30 degrees below zero in some places.

Only right around the Great Lakes will open waters moderate the frigid air slightly, by preventing constant subzero temperatures.

However, farther east, another large bubble of frigid air is poised to push southward out of eastern Canada and into parts of the mid-Atlantic and New England. Temperatures Thursday morning ranged from minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit to minus 40 degrees just north of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec and Ontario.

Once the storm moves away in the Northeast, the gates of the Arctic will be opened and frigid air will be able to pour southward. The air will be able to avoid the waters of lakes Ontario and Erie and push right into much of Pennsylvania, New York state, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and eastern Virginia, as well as New England.

According to weather expert Bernie Rayno, "This is likely to be the coldest weather for much of the Northeast since January 2009."

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Lows Friday night in the cities of Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Wilmington, Del., will drop into the single digits Friday night.

Lows in Friday night Scranton, Pa.; Hartford, Conn.; Albany, N.Y.; Providence, R.I.; Portland, Maine; and Boston will be below zero.

Conditions will be dry and cold for the NFL playoff game between the Saints and the Eagles at Philadelphia Saturday evening. Temperatures will be in the middle 20s.

The weather will turn windy and colder during the NFL playoff game at Cincinnati Sunday afternoon between the Bengals and the Chargers. Temperatures will plunge through the 30s and some snow is in the offing.

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VERY COLD HERE IN OHIO (Cuyahoga Falls) outside of Akron. Getting even colder next week...temperatures will be WAY below ZERO and not even hit zero for a few days. We are not accustomed to that as much as other areas of the country. I'm feeling "your pain" that you others put up with EACH WINTER !!!
BTW, did you notice the date on this article...Dec 2, 2014 and not January 2, 2014...Thursday...someone is still in December !!! (Ha-Ha) !!

January 03 2014 at 10:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ever notice how all these weather stories are so East Coast, especially Northeast, especially NEW YORK centric? Like they are the only ones who matter.

January 03 2014 at 8:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I live on the Minnesota / Canadian border next to the BWCA, and this is just OK by me. New years day night we hit -45, and we had a good solid 3 feet of snow pack. It`s about time we had a real winter.... for those on this thread from Mn. crying about it, I have no clue what their problem is, except a simple solution is to move down south where ya belong. Here, I`ll hand you a crying towel..............

January 03 2014 at 4:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to fernbergbear1953's comment

I agree its 65 and sunny here in Tampa. -40 can be dangerous. cover up.

January 03 2014 at 5:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What an awful winter. Here in MNit is going to reach a high of -8 onMonday.....coming your way next East coast.

January 02 2014 at 11:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yeah, it's cold! But I always have to laugh when they say how cold it is when their high doesn't reach 20. Big deal. It wasn't even 10 today. We get lots of weather like that and even colder, when the high doesn't even reach 0. And other places are even colder still, when the high maybe reaches -20 or even less. Now that is cold. So stop whining and suck it up.

January 02 2014 at 10:41 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

It's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey!

January 02 2014 at 10:34 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

It's colder than a witch's **** in a brass brassiere!!!!

January 02 2014 at 10:31 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Every time it gets cold, some moron who has apparently not studied the phenomenon of "global warming" makes a joke and thinks they're either a) funny, or b) original. Neither. Do some serious research and realize that what will happen is happening now, with wild temperature shifts and disastrous weather events such as Sandy.

January 02 2014 at 9:17 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to gwe1999's comment

Every time there is some weather event happens, some MORON who hasn't realized he's been scammed comes out and posts his WILD global warming theory. Like ole gwe here they never mention things like just how much co2 there really is in the atmosphere(,038%) and how much it contributes to the green house effect, about (3 %). And what is the biggest contributer (its water vapor stupid!) at 95 %.
Then there are other little things like just how much has the earth really warmed up anyway. Try 1 degree C in the last 100 years and the other fact there hasn't been any warming at all in the last 18 years.

No, people like gwe and his hero Algore will never tell you that warming and cooling have been going on for millions of years way longer that the comming of the industrial age and the invention of the light bulb and the SUV.

Shame on you gwe, you may be fooling the great unwashed for the time but you scam artists are about washed up. No one believes your BS anymore. Bernie Maydof is in prison for a very long time for his scam, perhaps you would make a good cell mate?

January 02 2014 at 11:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to AverageJoeSixPac's comment

Look what we have here.
Another climatologist who graduated
from the foxlimbaughbeck school for
the extremely uneducated.

January 03 2014 at 8:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down

averagejoe is right,"Every time there is some weather event happens, some MORON who hasn't realized he's been scammed comes out and posts his WILD global warming theory."

January 03 2014 at 8:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
Cody Bowersox

How about those blokes who were saying it was global warming 2 weeks ago when we had a bit of warm weather here on the east coast

January 02 2014 at 8:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

IF -22 isnt cold...U need your brilliant intelectual mindless head examined

January 02 2014 at 6:54 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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